PeopleWatchingTheBigForest

Puzzles, Wordsworth and attention to now

Coffee shops are to us what daffodils were to Wordsworth. Which sounds like one of those maths puzzles from school: If John is 6ft 4 inches and takes a size 11 shoe how old is Matha’s sister? For whilst we

PeopleWatchingTheBigForest

Puzzles, Wordsworth and attention to now

Coffee shops are to us what daffodils were to Wordsworth. Which sounds like one of those maths puzzles from school: If John is 6ft 4 inches and takes a size 11 shoe how old is Matha’s sister? For whilst we

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Get crafting: bear brooch kits

Today we launched the first of TheBigForest crafting kits. Great for creative older kids and silly grown-ups the kit includes everything you need to make a super bear brooch with a big snout and glasses -just your average bear really!

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Get crafting: bear brooch kits

Today we launched the first of TheBigForest crafting kits. Great for creative older kids and silly grown-ups the kit includes everything you need to make a super bear brooch with a big snout and glasses -just your average bear really!

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Cook, walk, garden, scan…

Well its Bank Holiday weekend. Yay! For our American readers the August Bank Holiday is sort of Labor Day weekend British stylee. A mark of the end of summer, the last chance to do summer jobs and make summer trips,

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Cook, walk, garden, scan…

Well its Bank Holiday weekend. Yay! For our American readers the August Bank Holiday is sort of Labor Day weekend British stylee. A mark of the end of summer, the last chance to do summer jobs and make summer trips,

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English Summer: Paddling

With simple childish pleasure we splish sploshed barefoot in to the water. Paddling is good any time of day but particularly as the sun goes down. Empty beach, warm sand, gulls circling overhead. Look up, the wisps of cloud in

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English Summer: Paddling

With simple childish pleasure we splish sploshed barefoot in to the water. Paddling is good any time of day but particularly as the sun goes down. Empty beach, warm sand, gulls circling overhead. Look up, the wisps of cloud in

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Making Bears: For grown-ups and kids!

Our book is out today in the UK* and from September in the US! Here is the blub… A collection of cool crafted bears and bear-related projects from the creators at TheBigForest, a growing independent design brand. In the first

TheBigForestCuteFeltBearsCover

Making Bears: For grown-ups and kids!

Our book is out today in the UK* and from September in the US! Here is the blub… A collection of cool crafted bears and bear-related projects from the creators at TheBigForest, a growing independent design brand. In the first

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Other lives: Off grid

Recently, on a forum, we read about folks looking at on-line estate agents particulars and dreaming of owning impossible properties. We do this too. Most of the forum posts talked of huge houses but we dream of properties we could

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Other lives: Off grid

Recently, on a forum, we read about folks looking at on-line estate agents particulars and dreaming of owning impossible properties. We do this too. Most of the forum posts talked of huge houses but we dream of properties we could

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Yummy Summer Pudding

We were inspired by The Imperfect Kitchen blog to make a pear and rhubarb crumble with warm winter spices…..in the middle of summer. As is so often the case it really shouldn’t have worked but served with ice cream it

BakedAppleTheBigForest

Yummy Summer Pudding

We were inspired by The Imperfect Kitchen blog to make a pear and rhubarb crumble with warm winter spices…..in the middle of summer. As is so often the case it really shouldn’t have worked but served with ice cream it